LG Smart TV is “Spying” on Your Viewing Habits

Torbjörn Sassersson är grundare av och redaktör på NewsVoice som startade 2011. Torbjörn har arbetat inom media sedan 1995. Han har en fil kand (1992) inom miljövård från Stockholms Universitet. Stöd hans arbete genom en direktdonation via Paypal.
publicerad 21 november 2013
- Torbjörn Sassersson red.

LG Smart TVLG Smart T is logging viewing information in order to serve targeted ads to its customers, according to observations.

Text: itproportal.com

ITProPortal tells about an UK-based IT consultant who discovered that his LG Smart TV was targeting ads at him on the screen. On his own blog he detailed his own investigation into the data collection.

“There is an option in the system settings called ‘Collection of watching info’ which is set ON by default, ” he wrote. “I decided to do some traffic analysis to see what was being sent. It turns out that viewing information appears to be being sent regardless of whether this option is set to ‘on’ or ‘off’.”

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